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Andrew Bucher

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@plunkert @gRegorLove Just asking why the double standard? You have the freedom to be you just as I have the freedom to be free from you.

This question doesn't make sense to me; why are you asking me? You have racist imagery in your Twitter timeline as well.

Andrew Bucher

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@plunkert @gRegorLove Why is okay for this publication to post racist imagery whilst as a society we are removing r…

That defending the right to say it didn’t last very long.

@OaklandElle has a really good Twitter thread about antifascism. I captured them here with her permission so it's easier to share, particularly outside of Twitter.

So I think there may be some misunderstanding of what "antifascist" even means, both tactically and ideologically.

Ideologically, antifascism is actually really, really very simple:

Fascism and genocide are bad, stopping them is good. That's it.

Tactically, antifascism can be damn near anything which seeks to prevent, circumvent, or otherwise hinder fascism and/or genocide.

Antifascism is not inherently anarchist, and does not belong exclusively to a single political ideology.

While I would argue that you cannot be anarchist without being antifascist, nearly any political identity can also be antifascist.

And while, tactically, punching nazis is certainly antifascist, there are a whole wealth of other tactics which also serve antifascism.

Antifascism can be anything up to and including refusing to go with the flow under a fascist regime.

Hugging people who are different from you, and swearing to protect them (as long as you actually live up to that oath) is antifascism.

If you're a decent human, engaged in your community, there's a strong chance you're already engaging in antifascist action without trying.

This next part is key, though: you need to resolve to keep doing what you're doing, even as you start to feel pressure to stop.

In fact, the more pressure you feel to cut yourself off from those who are different, the more important it is to increase your involvement.

Fascism preys on division, fear, and isolation. By refusing to give in to any of these, you're helping hold back the rising tide of fascism.

There is, of course, a lot of work to be done. Punching nazis is going to be part of it, & it's okay if you're not willing to do that part.

But it's time to start asking yourself: if you're not willing to throw a punch, are you willing to bandage the hand that did?

Another misconception I keep seeing is that antifascists are looking for a fight. I promise, we aren't.

While we certainly view fighting nazis to be an important act of community defense, we would really rather not have to fight.

In general, we would strongly prefer to spend our weekends with our friends and families, having BBQs, going to the beach, etc.

Unfortunately, we've reached a point where white nationalists are marching through the streets with torches, and we need to stop that.

We know what happens when nationalists mobilize, we know what happens when they're left to their own devices, & we'd like to prevent that.

We're not looking for a fight, we're just trying to quickly put an end to the one already begun so we can go back to enjoying our weekends.

I can't speak for everyone, but I'd much rather spend my Saturday nights in a karaoke bar than in the streets. Priorities, tho, you know?

FIRST we put an end to fascism and the movement for a white ethnostate, and THEN we enthusiastically sing pop hits from the 80s and 90s.

This is Heather Heyer. She was murdered on August 12, 2017 by a Nazi driving a car into a crowd in Charlottesville, NC. Remember her name.

A gofundme has been set up to raise money for her family for anything they may need (and verified).

@rechelon Do you have any recommendations for best groups to donate to for #Charlottesville?

Want to read: Hood (Object Lessons)

“First, we can’t accord fascists any legitimacy. One network described them as ‘white activists’ last night. Such euphemisms are inappropriate for people giving the Nazi salute. It must be clear to everyone that they are not attempting to participate in a dialogue, but rather seeking to start a war.”

Charlottesville and the Rise of Fascism in the USA: What We Need to Do

A must-read.

Name the “views,” you nitwit. White supremacy. White nationalism. Nazis.

You misspelled “white supremacist rally” as “torch rally”

kati of themyscira

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Wow, thoughts like this literally make my heart ache because of the hate they show.

Oof. :/ Though not surprising with the white supremacist “14 words” reference in the tweet and their profile.

Literal Nazis marching in America tonight. @EmilyGorcenski has Periscope links. #DefendCVille

I believe strongly that pastor Jeffress’ words here are anti-Christ:

Mark Salomon

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Dear you, who made a new @Stavesacreband album possible: it is time. Check your digital doorstep at 12pm All others…

Loving it! The Sia cover was unexpected and really good.

gRegor Morrill

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If you host audio on SoundCloud, better back it up: #indieweb

SoundCloud may be saved for now, but I still don't think the future looks good for it:

Sarah Ruth

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@gRegorLove Where?

It's backers-only now, but pre-orders next week.